- FleurDeLis wrote:
- Why is that?
Why are they doing it? Apparently it is so it will be easier for police to keep track of stolen goods. If they catch someone breaking this law, they can slap a fine on the individual or business. In that aspect, it is a way to bring in revenue to the state. Naturally, by making those transactions electronic, it allows them to keep track of almost everything someone owns.
A side effect of that law, in its entire stupidity, it gives incentive to use silver and gold coins.
Frankly, I don't see how it is legal because what it does is makes U.S. currency invalid in certain aspects of commerce. Likewise, depending on how the concept unfolds, it could condition people for a transition to a completely digital currency.
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